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The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1860., [Electronic resource], Scholarships at William and Mary College. (search)
Scholarships at William and Mary College. --Before the Revolution, Scholarships were established in the college of William and Mary upon the following foundations, viz: In 1735 Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison, of Surry, gave three hundred pounds; and Mrs. Thomas Bray, of New Kent, two hundred pounds; Col. Robert Carie, of Corotoman, gave fifty pounds; the Rev. James Blair, the first President of the college, and the first commissioner of Virginia, six hundred pounds, and Philip Lightfoot, Esq. of Sandy Point, five hundred pounds. This last donation was made in 1749, and to the end. "that two Scholars should be educated for the Ministry of the Church of England." In the fourth year of the reign of King George the first, the House of Burgess of Virginia, give one thousand pounds. Upon these foundations eleven scholars were educated, until the 25th of March 1776, when the pecuniary exigencies of the college resulting from the war, caused the Scholarships to be suspended. The college its lo